|Galactic Study of the Milky Way Galaxy Using Cold Hydrogen Data
|Year of Conference
|Sarwar, MShaaf, West, MLou, Russel, R, Frissell, NA
|HamSCI Workshop 2023
Radio waves offer a wide variety of opportunities for studying astronomical phenomena. This presentation is concerned with the study of cold Hydrogen H1 waves received from the Milky Way galaxy. The H1 lines are 21-cm radio waves that are produced as a result of the Hydrogen Spin flip phenomenon. The H1 data is received from the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) and processed to produce 6000 unique data points to conduct the galactic survey. The galactic survey consists of a heat map that shows the movement of the galaxy across the sky. The survey also consists of velocity plots which are produced in galactic coordinates to show the movement of the galactic arms across the galactic plane. The analysis of the velocity plots will allow an estimation of the galactic mass and further explore the discrepancy between observed mass and actual mass.